A Silver Duck Wing Cubalaya rooster poses in front of a blue background.

Cubalayas are a gorgeous breed with long, lustrous tail feathers kept mainly in Cuba but originating in the East (probably the Phillipines). In North America, Cubalayas are rare and enjoyed only as an ornamental breed, though the hens are reliable layers and have a reputation for being calm and easy-to-handle. The roosters, on the other hand, can be aggressive toward other roosters and can also have multiple spurs.


Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Official: White, Black, Black Breasted Red. Unofficial: Silver Duckwing, Golden Duckwing, Blue Wheaten and others.

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Pea Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Generally friendly, calm, and tame. Male Cubalayas are aggressive toward other males